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Ameracauna Roo or Hen?? (Lots of Pics!)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CodyChristine, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. CodyChristine

    CodyChristine Out Of The Brooder

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    This is (hopefully!) Thelma. (S)he is a 7 week old Ameracauna chicken but has without a doubt been the fastest growing chicken of my 9 and is definitely the head of the flock. As (s)he is growing, I'm noticing the comb is so much bigger and brighter than the rest of my girls. What do you all think??

    Here (s)he is standing on the box of DE just delivered from spatcher!!
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    Comparison pic of my other Ameracauna the exact same age
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  2. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I see a silkie back there? How old is he/she? Mine looks like that. Without the feathers on the head.
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    That would be a nice easter egger roo.

    The shot by the waterer is the give away. Also, the feet and shanks looked "boyish" too.
     
  4. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    Yup.. a HANDSOME roo [​IMG]
     
  5. CodyChristine

    CodyChristine Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Nope, no silkies! Ameracuanas, Buffs, and SLWS!
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Quote:Nope, no silkies! Ameracuanas, Buffs, and SLWS!

    Forgive me for correcting you, but it is in my nature. Your "ameraucanas" are easter eggers.
     
  7. CodyChristine

    CodyChristine Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I was starting to think!! Guess I need to rename him! lol

    Well, being new to chickens I have a few questions now...haha

    -Can roosters be friendly? He is definitely friendly and always the first to come running out. I pick him up and hold him just fine...no attacking or anything..

    -If you have a rooster and hens lay eggs, you can still eat the eggs if you gather them and refrigerate them right away??

    Thanks!
     
  8. CodyChristine

    CodyChristine Out Of The Brooder

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    pips&peeps :

    Quote:Nope, no silkies! Ameracuanas, Buffs, and SLWS!

    Forgive me for correcting you, but it is in my nature. Your "ameraucanas" are easter eggers.​

    No..that's ok...I'm new to this! [​IMG] What is the difference between the two? I got them from my feed store.
     
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Can roosters be friendly? -If you have a rooster and hens lay eggs, you can still eat the eggs if you gather them and refrigerate them right away??

    Yes and yes. [​IMG]
     
  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Alot of roosters are very friendly.

    Yes, you can eat the eggs. The only time there could be a problem is if you don't collect the eggs and one of your hens sets on them for a couple days and starts the incubation process.

    You just need to make sure and collect eggs every day.

    I have a white rooster that I just loves attention. He is one of my show birds. If you groom them, the will really get to like being held.

    Grooming them consists of hold them and picking the "skins" off of their longer pin feathers and stroking them on the head.

    ETA: Check out ameraucana.org
     
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